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Deepdale litter lout fined for a second time over rubbish bags

Posted on - 5th May, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, News, Preston Council
Rubbish bags were found to have been dumped by Miss Coles

Rubbish bags were found to have been dumped by Miss Coles

A Deepdale woman has been stung with a second fine for not clearing up her rubbish.

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Nicola Jane Coles, of Deepdale Road, was fined nearly £1,000 by Preston Magistrates Court.

It related to an incident on Thursday 12 February when a waste enforcement and monitoring officer from Preston City Council visited a small access road off Deepdale Road.

They found six black refuse sacks on the footpath directly outside Miss Coles’ home.

One of the bags was open and another had signs of being attacked by animals. This meant loose waste was spilling out onto the pavement.

During the inspection the officer found some smashed mirror glass lying on the pavements.

The waste bags were traced, via documentary evidence, to Miss Coles and she was summoned to appear before magistrates court on Wednesday 8 April.

She failed to appear and was the case was proved in her absence and she was ordered to pay a total of £990. It was broken down as £600 fine, £330 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

This follows a fine in December 2014 when she was ordered to pay £280 for a similar offence.

Deputy head of parks and street scene, Mark Taylor, said: “Miss Coles has failed to change her behaviour following her previous fine. This type of conduct will not be tolerated in Preston. We work hard to keep the streets and open spaces of Preston tidy, and we will continue to work against any illegal waste actions.”

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